Veronika Vadovičová

Veronika Vadovičová (born February 9, 1983) is a Slovakian Paralympic shooter. In 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, she won gold medalint the 10 meter SH1.[1] She competed at the 2016 Summer Paralympics, winning two gold medals and a silver medal.[2] She competed at the 2020 Summer Paralympics, in Mixed R6 50 metre rifle prone SH1, winning a gold medal.[3][4]

Veronika Vadovičová
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Vadovičová in 2016
Personal information
NationalitySlovak
Born (1983-02-09) February 9, 1983 (age 39)
Trnava, Czechoslovakia
Alma materUniverzita Palackého v Olomouci
Vysoká škola zdravotníctva a sociálnej práce sv. Alžbety v Bratislave
Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave
Height148 cm (4 ft 10 in)
Sport
SportParalympic shooting
Disability classSH1
Event(s)R3, R6, R8
ClubŠK Altius Bratislava
Coached bySlovakia Milan Goleňa
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)R3 639.7 WR (2016)
R6 Mixed 50 metre rifle prone 248,9 PR (2021)

CareerEdit

She won 3 golds at the 2014 IPC Shooting World Cup in Fort Benning, Georgia[5] where she competed against Matt Skelhon.[6] She was a gold medalist at the 2006 World Shooting Championships where she competed in three-position 50-meter rifle event.[7] On October 24, 2014 she won a gold medal at the 2014 IPC Shooting European Championships.[8]

On March 15, 2016 Vadovičová broke the R3 (mixed 10m air rifle prone SH1) qualification world record, on the opening day of competition, at the IPC Shooting World Cup in Bangkok, Thailand.[9]

Vadovičová took the gold medal in the 2017 Para Sport World Cup held in the UAE beating Lorraine Lambert who gained the silver position.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Slovakia's Veronika Vadovicova wins 1st Paralympic gold". www.chinadaily.com.cn. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Veronika Vadovicova - Shooting | Paralympic Athlete Profile". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Shooting VADOVICOVA Veronika - Tokyo 2020 Paralympics". .. Retrieved 15 September 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ "Vadovičová wins fourth Paralympic gold in final Tokyo 2020 shooting event". www.insidethegames.biz. 5 September 2021. Retrieved 15 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Vadovicova seals triple World Cup gold in USA". IPC. 10 June 2014. Archived from the original on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  6. ^ "Vadovicova and Skelhon to go head-to-head at last shooting World Cup before worlds". BPA. 6 March 2014. Archived from the original on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Slovakia's Veronika Vadovicova wins 1st Paralympic gold". China Daily. Xinhua News Agency. 7 September 2008. Archived from the original on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  8. ^ Gary Anderson (24 October 2013). "Vadovicova fires way to third gold and European record". Inside the Games. Archived from the original on 16 August 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  9. ^ "Vadovicova breaks world record at shooting World Cup". IPC. 15 March 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Lambert takes Silver in UAE". Disability Shooting Great Britain. Retrieved 21 June 2021.

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